Donnerstag, 28. November 2013

Hooray For Reading

Hooray For Reading was a "series of ten, minute-long shorts created by Field Communications for children. These would air during the commercial breaks on kid's shows and cartoons. These featured kids briefly doing some other activity besides reading (the "hook") and then describing a book they like using a brief dramatization of a part in the story."
I found these in the Museum of Classic Chicago TV on, an enormous collaborative archive of off-air recordings of American television.
Here are my favorites from Hooray For Reading:

Hooray for Reading - "Life on a Plastic Planet?" (#7, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - 'Then Again, Maybe I Won't' (#4, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - "The Accident" (#5, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - "The Glad Man" (#1, 1979)

Hooray for Reading - "The TV Kid" (#6, 1979)

WFLD Channel 32 - Hooray For Reading Special (Promo, 1980)

2 Kommentare:

  1. Wow, this is like my childhood right here. I grew up near Chicago. Can't remember this series exactly but it seems eerily familiar.

  2. Oh, great! That archive is enormous - you'll find more stuff that seems eerily familiar (isn't that sort of a definition of h-ology in 2 words?). Wait till you've seen "Snipets" (again, probably). I'm planning to post some of those soon.